Herzliyya Boardwalk String Sextet
Godzillas In The East
I can’t remember how I came into contact with Joseph Copolovich and heard his project The Herzliyya Boardwalk String Sextet. The fact that it was from Israel was really cool to me then, kind of exotic and far away and I had not received many tapes from that area.
The music was truly alien: a kind of jagged but lush assemblage of scraping, rubbing, dismantling and reforming of brittle and unfamiliar surfaces coated by abuse but also dynamic and full of wondrous shapes. There is confusion and chaos, sure, but there is also a continuity of form and a type of development with highs and lows and peaks and valleys.This is music to immerse oneself in, not use as background or reading material. It is like trying to describe a color to a blind person , mysterious but rooted in the earth with grit and dirt and pieces of broken violins and plumbing and construction material.
from Joseph Copolovich
At the time i was fascinated by tape collage and was "researching" it. It started with classic old nww albums through to like-minded artists such as hnas. Then discovered the more
"Classical" rots via Stockhausen, Pierre Henry. I tend to be very thorough which eventually led me to the tape scene and at some point i wanted to try it out myself with a 4track and some effects and whatever i could find. Never been a musician. It was the fun of experimenting in making weird sounds and networking with people with similar interests.
Kinda amazing having doing that back in the days of no internet or emails, when everything was through letters (and sometimes phone calls or face to face meet ups when traveling). Now that everything is pretty much a a keyboard hit away, its not as exciting.
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